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Mano a Mano has been working on a new health clinic in Tocopilla, Bolivia. The clinic is now complete, and is the organization's 170th clinic project.  The Tocopilla clinic will join Mano a Mano’s network of 169 clinics throughout Bolivia. Mano a Mano’s network of clinics average nearly 1 million patient visits each year.

Providing Access to Health Care for 2,070 People

With the new clinic, medical professionals working in the community will have a much more comfortable working environment (which is very important for retaining staff in isolated rural communities), and community residents will have regular access to quality health care services provided through the Bolivian Health Ministry. The new clinic will provide comprehensive basic medical services.

The clinic program’s approach is that health outcomes can be dramatically improved with simple yet effective interventions, beginning with the basic ability to consistently access quality services in their own communities.

Providing Training, Education, and a Fully Equipped Clinic

As a Mano a Mano clinic, it will have Volunteer Health Promoter Training and Continuing Health Education workshops provided through the counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia; it will also receive equipment and supplies to ensure that it is fully-furnished, and is connected with Mano a Mano Bolivia medical staff via radio for help with any difficult cases or issues. (Mano a Mano Bolivia also constructs many of the items for each clinic project such as beds and exam tables.)

The Tocopilla clinic project is a collaboration with:

  • Mano a Mano Bolivia (who oversees and manages the project from inception to completion)
  • Harbortown Rotary Club
  • Municipal Government of Villa Tunari
  • The Community of Tocopilla
  • Mano a Mano International
Story adapted from the Mano a Mano International Website and Facebook page.
Jeremy Jeannette
MJ Kroska
Kerry Leider
Kevin Anderson
Fred Rouse
Please join your fellow Rotarians at Ridgeview Country Club on December 11th to bring in the holidays! Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m with the Silver Strings performing at 6:30 p.m. 
It is FREE to attend for members, and guests are $25/each.
Heavy appetizers and complimentary coffee and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided for all guests. A cash bar will be available for cocktails and spirits.
Please RSVP by December 4th - TOMORROW!
And a reminder that there will be no morning meeting on 12/11/19.
There is no better time to remind ourselves of the good that Rotary International does, through our well-managed and effective Foundation, than in November, which is The Rotary Foundation Month. The current edition of The Rotarian lists the commendable contributions made by Rotarians in the past five years. Based on the article, Rotarians have given over $500,000,000 in Global Grants to support various projects in the Six Areas of Focus:
Basic Education & Literacy                                                    $  53,261,360
Community Economy Development                                      $  54,118,305
Disease Prevention & Treatment                                            $151,761,859
Maternal & Child Health                                                        $  35,233,163
Peace Building & Conflict Prevention                                   $ 18, 659,168
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene                                                 $100,657,464
During the same period, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has contributed matching funds to the End Polio Now Fund in the amount of $409,000,000.
To give to Rotary, visit:
Pat Finney has volunteered to be the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Dragon Boat Festival.  Pat''s volunteerism and support for the festival are impressive; twice serving as co-chair as well as various other services such as helping out at the beverage tent and other areas. I've seen her paddling on more dragon boat teams than anyone on record. 
Pat, like may other outstanding Rotarians, live our motto of "service above self." We are in great need of volunteers to serve on committees right now to make Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival (LSDBF) move forward.  Our club relies on this event as a major fundraiser as do the community and international services we support financially. We need everyone's support, not only on the days scheduled for the festival, but also months ahead for planning, scheduling, team recruitment, and fund raising. 
Please contact Pat Finney or myself if you are ready to step up to the plate.  If you are a relatively new member to the club, please consider a role in Dragon Boat - fresh ideas are what will keep this event afloat- pun intended!  Make it a goal to help us make the 2020 Dragon Boat Festival the best ever, and save the date for August 21st / 22nd, and the dates before and after for setup and tear down.
Thanks for your support.  Paddles Up!
Karl Everett
LSDBF 2020 Co-Chair
Let's help Rotary International save money and be better environmental stewards by switching today to the digital version of the Rotarian magazine!
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What a great Foundation Day last week!  Over $10,000 was raised for the Rotary Foundation and we made 10 new Paul Harris Fellows.  
Thank you to each of you that contributed.  Most members present at the meeting turned in their contributions already, however some did not so please do send in your contribution using the form given or visit and click on Donate to make the contribution on-line.  Please select the Annual Fund or Polio Plus.  It is easy to do and you can even set-up a reoccurring contribution.  
For those of you who were not able to attend the meeting you too can click on the link above and make your contribution to the Rotary Foundation.  I will also hand out forms over the next several weeks for your use.  Please send me a quick note to let me know how much you are giving so that I can update our club's giving tally.  I thank you in advance for supporting the Rotary Foundation.
On behalf of the Rotary Foundation and the millions of people who are impacted by the good deeds that the Rotary Foundation makes possible I say THANK YOU.  Clean water in Haiti, schools in Guatemala and and numerous local projects are all possible because of YOU! 
Have a most awesome day knowing that YOU are making a difference in the world.
Keith Kylmala
Please consider the Rotary Foundation in your estate plan.
The address to mail your contribution is:
The Rotary Foundation
14280 Collections Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60693  
SAVE THE DATE - Dragon Boat Festival, August 21 & 22, 2020!
This event is our major fundraiser and we need all Harbortown Rotarians to help out with getting teams, sponsors, and volunteers to help with setting up, managing, and tear down for this event.  Set a goal to help us make the 2020 Dragon Boat Festival successful.
Karl Everett
LSDBF 2020 Co-Chair
Rotary Bolivia Trip March 16th to 26th+/-, 2020
Enclosed is a flyer announcing the Bolivia Trip for this coming Spring, March 16th - 26th+/-, 2020, assuming Bolivian politics are stable for our visit.  Safe travel is paramount.  The approximate cost is $2,300 for travel expenses and we will limit the number of attendees to a dozen travelers.   The available slots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis with preference given to Rotarians.  There is a February signup deadline and require anyone who wants to join the trip to provide me with a $250 check, made out to Mano a Mano Intl. for transportation costs associated with in - country travel, to reserve a spot. Many side trips are possible and will be determined by the groups preference.  I personally recommend visiting the Bolivia capital of La Paz, and would like to see the Inca sites near Lake Titicaca at the end of the trip. 
Karl D. Everett
International Chairman,
Harbortown Rotary Duluth
c/o Holiday Inn and Suites
207 W Superior St Suite 201, 
Duluth, MN 55802
Rotary Bolivia Trip 2020
Dates: March 16th - 26th+/-, 2020
 (+/- depending on side trips)
Come join us on an adventure visiting our Rotary International Projects in Bolivia.  We are planning to travel to Bolivia to dedicate the Tocopilla Medical Clinic in the Amazon and visit water well and reservoir projects, medical clinics near Cochabamba Bolivia; and view future project opportunities with our Bolivian partners Mano a Mano International and Mano a Mano Bolivia.  We have had great success assisting the communities with medical care and water resource projects in the past with our Rotary funded projects and have received wonderful receptions from the Bolivian people.  Experience the people, culture, Amazon jungle, and the Cordillera Real Mountains with potential site trips including La Paz, Inca historic sites near Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, Uyuni salt flats, Toro Toro National Park, Cretaceous park in Sucre, Santa Cruz, and other historic, religious and cultural sites.  If you are interested or would like more information, please email your contact information and let me know if you would like to attend. 
Karl Everett, Harbortown Rotary, Duluth, MN
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